Panta Rhei

Going with the Flow

Vessel Name: Panta Rhei
Vessel Make/Model: 50 ' Homebuilt Custom Catamaran
Hailing Port: Halifax, Canada
Crew: Allan & Brenda
Extra: The Boat Name : Heraclitus of Ephesus said, "No man ever steps in the same river twice," which Plato paraphrased as, "panta rhei" - everything flows.
17 April 2019 | Cayman Islands
16 April 2019 | Underway
07 April 2019 | Cuba
06 April 2019 | Cuba bound
01 March 2019 | Cayman
25 February 2019 | Cayman
24 February 2019 | Underway
18 February 2019 | Cuba
18 February 2019 | Cuba
17 February 2019 | Cuba
16 February 2019 | Underway
16 February 2019 | Underway
15 February 2019 | Underway
14 February 2019 | Underway
13 February 2019 | Belize
11 February 2019 | Belize
07 February 2019 | Belize
05 February 2019 | Belize
02 February 2019 | Belize
01 February 2019 | Belize
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17 April 2019 | Cayman Islands

George Town, Grand Cayman

Arrived this morning with a nice windy and wet squall. Two other boats and their people who we know from Rio Dulce arrived today as well so perhaps that will make this unplanned detour a much more pleasant interlude.

16 April 2019 | Underway

Cayman bound, again

Sometimes life throws curves. We are headed back to Cayman. Our trip to Cuba was cut short and did not go as planned.

07 April 2019 | Cuba

Cayo Largo del Sur

Arrived to clear in at the Marina Marlin Cayo Largo del Sur at 11:15 this morning - just under 24 hours from George Town, Grand Cayman. The sail was a mixture of beam reaching, motor sailing and beam reaching again in lively beam seas a bouncy but uneventful crossing.

06 April 2019 | Cuba bound

Good bye Cayman

Underway again after six weeks in Cayman. Pleasant sail with sloppy seas.

01 March 2019 | Cayman

"home" for now

We are on the dock and will remain in place for a couple of weeks while we attend to business and visiting

25 February 2019 | Cayman

Home Again

We are tied up to a mooring ball in George Town Harbour. Clearance procedures are complete. We had a lovely sail from Cuba yesterday and last night arriving about 7:30. Time for toast, tea and a rest.

Sittee River

07 January 2019 | Belize
This morning we moved from Sapodilla Lagoon to the Sittee River. There wasn't any wind to speak of and the distance between the two headlands didn't make raising sail worthwhile so we did our motorboat impersonation.

Just as we reached the Sittee River entrance the edge of a squall that we had been watching rushed past to provide a bit of atmosphere. A boat came out from the Sittee River Marina to guide us into the river. The depth in the channel was fine (8' least depth an hour before high tide) but the channel was very narrow with a couple of sharp turns. It was confusing until we got right up to the stakes and then we could see what was going on. The rising wind, darkening sky, all the stakes and then the few marked stakes red to port, green to starboard added to the entertainment value. It was nice to have the guide boat with us.

We are tucked in to a small dredged out lagoon. The entrance channel was just wide enough for us (PR has a 26 foot beam). I felt like a little pin ball - one way until you touch one side then alter course until you touch the other. All slow speed and soft sides so no worries. With PR's single little diesel engine, midships outdrive leg and lots of windage tight quarters are always an adventure. Fortunately the captain is very skilled and always calm. Saw a crocodile in the river right after we tied up.

So we are here for a few days to visit friends and to develop a plan that will guide our travels for the next couple of months.
Heading South
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